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Mt. Shavano Fish Hatchery

#13 of 48 things to do in Salida Features Animals
7725 County Road 154, Salida, CO 81201-9455
+1 719-539-6877
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Well worth a visit

We enjoyed visiting the fish hatchery. Jack, a volunteer, gave a brief presentation, then showed a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Edmond, Oklahoma
Lots of Fun for Everyone!

Great place to visit. The hatchery employees did a great job and made us feel welcome. You get to... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2017
Darrell C
Denver, Colorado
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7725 County Road 154, Salida, CO 81201-9455
+1 719-539-6877
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed visiting the fish hatchery. Jack, a volunteer, gave a brief presentation, then showed a 10 minute video about the Colorado fish hatcheries. Then we were given a large portion of food to feed the fish. Jack had a fun sense of humor and...More

Thank dmclewel
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Great place to visit. The hatchery employees did a great job and made us feel welcome. You get to feed the fish!!! Not just a small handful either! What fun!

Thank Darrell C
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Glad we went. Educational video, free site, and got to leisurely feed the fish! Nice break from driving or being in the heat. We did it over our honeymoon!

Thank Ana G
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Someone was there to explain the procedure. Have been to several hatcheries and this one was pretty small. Enjoyable. Think younger children would be fascinated. The host gave us a can of fish food which really made it fun.

1  Thank WacoLin
Reviewed 12 August 2016

My husband had never been to a fish hatchery so he wasn't sure why I was so excited about going, but now he is equally enthusiastic about the experience. When I was a child, feeding the fish was a highlight of visiting a nearby hatchery....More

Thank Kathleen V
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

This place was great it was clean and not crowded. We watched a 10 minute video and fed swarms of fish. Tanks were clean. It was really great to see how the state government can support so much around Colorado. While this was only a...More

Thank Kevin S
Reviewed 15 July 2016

Very cool to see how the hatchery works. It was fun feeding the fish and seeing their different sizes.

Thank sjostan
Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

So fun!!! And free 🤗 1 year old and 3 year old were in heaven - cool for adults too! I would highly recommend this for a fun family outing while visiting salida!

1  Thank Josh F
Reviewed 16 January 2016

In season has guides to talk about work of hatchery and walk you around various ponds with fish of various sizes. Lots of information and kids love watching fish run. Guides provide some of fish food so kids can feed. Good time had by all....More

Thank Betty T
Reviewed 14 October 2015

very interesting place my wife and I loved it kids will like it very much fish love to be fed video they show is very interesting staff very friendly and answers ant questions you may have

1  Thank 729geraldk
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